Barbara Bingham in Terror At London Bridge

Published July 19, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

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My friends Kirsten and Bryan are in the process of making these multi layered candles. In every level, they bury a surprise trinket. As the wax melts, the treat emerges. For me, certain movies contain these kinds of unique gifts, as well. Utilizing my online media memberships for maximum benefit on a recent vacation, I dove into the low budget latter day oeuvre of Eric Roberts and several lurid television films of the exploitation genre. Upon viewing 1985’s Terror at the London Bridge (AKA Bridge Across Time), I anticipated the participation of such performers as Adrienne Barbeau and Rose Marie from the opening credits. But my little unexpected nugget of delight was the unanticipated appearance of actress Barbara Bingham.

Barbara TerrorHere Bingham, best known to terror enthusiasts as the kind Ms. Van Deusen in Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan, appears as Alice Williamson, a wealthy traveler who soon finds that her adventurousness will lead to a bloody end. An accident, as she traipses across the restored London Bridge in a tourist town in Arizona, puts her face to face with the resurrected Jack the Ripper. Nicely, Bingham radiates with a warm presence in her early scenes while providing the requisite terror in her final moments onscreen. Therefore, it is a shame that, despite lead roles in other genre projects such as Claudio Fragasso’s Beyond Darkness, she didn’t go on to become a bigger name in the entertainment industry. Barbara Terror 2

Still, with an eye on longevity (which is certainly the most important thing to a performer), Bingham has become a commercial force in Australia, appearing in numerous ads and pictorials. More info on her career is available at https://barbarabingham.com/.

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Martha Davis

Published July 14, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

328544CB-1210-4548-8F22-52AD352601CAShe possesses one of the most unique and powerful voices in pop and New Wave music. Thankfully, The Motels’ irreplaceable Martha Davis also lent her talents to Dreams, a song featured in Night of the Creeps, Fred Dekker’s genuine horror cult favorite.

Thankfully, akin to Terri Nunn from Berlin, Davis’ popularity has recently surged due to an elastic stretch of ‘80s nostalgia. She and other members of The Motels are consistently touring and creating new music.

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Horror Mash-Up: Richard Masur and James Remar

Published July 12, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

3CBC5FB3-7726-4FA8-9894-CBC2DD56CA89Many may assume that is Liza Minnelli and Dionne Warwick who provide the diva power in 1987’s ridiculously fun crime caper Rent-a-Cop In actuality, the truly extravagant team up of this flick occurs between acclaimed character actors James Remar and Richard Masur. Here, Masur is a crooked former cop on the take while Remar is a twisted assassin. Of course, Remar’s Dancer also just happens to be a former summer stock hoofer turned deadly ballroom instructor.

Masur, of course, is best known to terror freaks as the frightened, incredibly damaged Stanley in the original television version of It and as Clark in John Carpenter’s beloved remake of The Thing. Remar meanwhile has amassed such horror film credits as Hellraiser: Inferno, Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, Fatal Charm, Night Visions and many others.

7407280A-108F-4D47-88B9-D9FD257DA77FThe two here play a classic dance of cat and mouse with one of their more evocative sequences occurring when Masur’s Roger confronts a sweaty, post workout Dancer. In this moment, Masur’s affable every man contrasts perfectly with Remar’s more mysterious qualities.

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Barbara Cook

Published July 7, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

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She was one of the queens of the Broadway stage and the cabaret circuit. But the multi-talented Barbara Cook also took a turn towards the gothic as one of Hitchcock’s famously conflicted blondes in the A Little Sleep episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Long considered to possess one of the sweetest, nuanced soprano voices, Cook was a 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree and, appropriately, received many other honors (including a Tony Award) before her death in 2017 at the age of 89.

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Robert Goulet

Published June 30, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

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Best known for his exquisite musical performances, the handsome Robert Goulet enlivened Tim Burton’s horror fueled comedy Beetlejuice with his majestic smoothness.

Thus, as Pride Month jogs healthily to a close, a melody of Cole Porter tunes done in Goulet’s impressive style seems like the perfect way to lower the curtain on June’s rainbow fueled activities.

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Pride Month Dagger Cast – with Kyra Leigh

Published June 29, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

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It’s the end of Pride Month and you’re probably still go-go-going!

But if you need to catch your breath for a moment, feel free to take a second and listen to the latest episode of Dagger Cast with the amazing Kyra Leigh. Leigh is also always go-go-going as the musical director of Chicago’s production of Head Over Heels, the Go-Go’s musical, and here she talks about that project and her take on horror as a Trans Woman. We discuss Sleepaway Camp, Dressed to Kill and how Leigh feels the Trans Community should fit into upcoming genre films. It’s an important and informative talk fueled by her grand heart and infectious spirit.

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Music to Make Horror Movies By: Debbie Deb and Ma

Published June 23, 2019 by biggayhorrorfan

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The classic freestyle fun maker Lookout Weekend has been covered and/or sampled by everyone from Kelis to Janet Jackson. Nicely, it has also recently been given a glorious nod in Ma, this summer’s fun, twisted horror joy ride.

The inclusion is especially important as Debbie Deb, the song’s jubilant vocalist, along with many other of her dance music contemporaries, was rarely given the credit she deserved. Fans of this life filled musical style will surely recall how Deb was often replaced by models on the covers of her singles and lip syncing actresses at live music events.

But she is taking the world by command now. You can help celebrate her soundtrack success at https://www.facebook.com/therealdebbiedeb/ and at a series of concert dates throughout the rest of the year!

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